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Horror Movie Fans Are Having an Easier Time Dealing With the Pandemic, Study Says

Horror Movie Fans Are Having an Easier Time Dealing With the Pandemic, Study Says

\"Although most people go into a scary movie with the intention of being entertained rather than learning something, scary stories present ample learning opportunities,\" they wrote. Through fiction, people can learn how to escape dangerous predators, navigate novel social situations, and practice their mind-reading and emotion regulation skills.\" What they learned was that people who indicated that they were fans of horror films and who \"engaged more frequently with frightening fictional phenomena\" were experiencing lower levels of psychological distress during the pandemic than those who preferred other genres. \"Assuming the causation flows from watching horror movies to becoming more resilient, it may depend on the mechanism by which this happens. For example, if the primary mechanism is practicing emotion regulation and learning to deal with fear and anxiety, it's possible that it could help,\" he said.

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